CBC: Feast of Carols is a "best bet" for Cincinnati holiday performances

Cincinnati Business Courier lists CCM Choral's holiday concert as a favorite festive event

Story by CCM Graduate Student Chet Rhodes

Bring family and friends to enjoy the annual Feast of Carols concert at UC's College-Conservatory of Music and get into the holiday spirit. Named in the Cincinnati Business Courier's top "10 best bets for Cincinnati's performing arts this season," the concert is presented at 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4 in CCM's Corbett Auditorium.

Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student and group discounts available.

This festive concert has been a Cincinnati tradition for over 100 years, and showcases performances by CCM’s Chamber Choir, Chorale, Concert Orchestra, the UC Choruses and the Cincinnati Youth Choir. This year’s celebration also features amazing guest choirs from Lakota East High School, Sycamore High School, Walnut Hills High School and the May Festival Youth Chorus.

"For an added treat, CCM faculty artist Stuart Skelton, one of the world’s most exciting opera tenors, will join in the finale, Joy to the World: A Christmas Suite, arranged by Ryan James Brandau," writes Janelle Gelfand for the CBC. "Be prepared to sing along." Read the full CBC story.

Audiences should come prepared for an evening of some of the most iconic classics, jovial favorites and sparkling new holiday carols, including selections such as O Come All Ye Faithful, I Saw Three Ships, Jingle Bells, Hark the Herald Angels SingI’ll Be Home for Christmas, and more.

The concerts on Saturday, Dec. 3 feature guest choirs from Sycamore High School at 2 p.m., and Lakota East High School at 5 p.m. The Cincinnati Youth Choirs performing on Dec. 3 are CYC: Bel CantoCYC: Con Brio and CYC: Combinato.

Guest choirs featured on Sunday, Dec. 4 include Walnut Hills High School at 2 p.m., and the May Festival Youth Chorus at 5 p.m. Sunday’s Cincinnati Youth Choirs include the groups CYC: Bel CantoCYC: Voci and CYC: Voci di Amici.

All of CCM's ticketed events will have digital programs instead of printed programs. QR codes will be displayed at events to give access to the digital programs to patrons. The programs are also accessibile through the link below. Programs for events will be shared shortly via the website below before the event date.

Performance Times

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, December 3
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, December 4


Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village 
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are $21.50 - $25.50; student discounts and group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. For detailed driving directions, visit ccm.uc.edu/directions.

Parking is available in UC's CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. 

CCM OnStage patrons can add pre-paid parking to their checkout carts when purchasing tickets. Pre-paid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for a performance or special event is usually available for $10-15. Learn more about parking at UC's CCM Garage.

For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/about/parking.

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCM Digital Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor

Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
eat well celebrations and feasts 
The Summit Hotel
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022

Featured image at the top: CCM choirs perform on stage during the Feast of Carols grand finale. Photo by Andrew Higley.

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Chet Rhodes

CCM Graduate Assistant, Marketing + Communications

Currently a Bassoon Performance master’s student at CCM, Chet received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Utah. He has held positions with the Salt Lake Symphony and the Utah Philharmonia.

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